Dufour 500 Grand Large - Carpe Diem - $515,000

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Dufour 500 Grand Large - Carpe Diem - $515,000

Carpe Diem is a Dufour 500 Grand Large that is now listed exclusively for sale with YOTI on Sydney Harbour. 

Launched in 2015, this is a head turning, late model, larger cruising yacht from the very well respected French manufacturers. With a slippery hull, hard chines and a deep rudder, the Dufour 500 GL is a practical cruiser designed with performance in mind. On Carpe Diem we see a very well specified and proven example. 

The large twin wheel cockpit is practical and innovative. There is a large boarding / swim platform, and the centre seat which opens up to reveal an inbuilt cockpit grill or BBQ. The massive under cockpit area reveals the generator with excellent access. Further storage areas allow for the life raft. The port side cockpit seat folds to make a double day bed. A cockpit fridge is installed within the table. The side decks are wide and safe. The anchor roller is retractable neatly stowing the anchor away from mooring or sailing lines. The below deck furler adds to the yachts stunning lines and increases sail size. A dedicated storage / sail locker is located at the bow. Three or the full six winches are electric (genoa and halyard) and the genoa winches are located aft of the helms making short handled sailing easy. 

Down below the innovative features continue with the galley being located forward of the saloon. The navigation table and seat adjust by angle to allow comfort when sailing. The large saloon table folds to become a double. The large owner's suite with island berth is forward and includes fully separate head and shower spaces. Two large adult double cabins lie aft. A second large day head is to port and a dedicated utility room is to starboard with washer / dryer and freezer. 

The cruising package is extensive with water maker, generator, a targa bar housing the solar panels and dinghy davits, plus serious refrigeration and freezer capacity. The sail wardrobe includes working sails by Elvstrom - main, genoa and staysail (the staysail is removable and includes it's own separate furler. Two spinnakers are included including the asymmetric Multi Purpose Spinnaker flown off the retractable bow sprit. Electronics are by are by Raymarine and include auto pilot. A HF radio is installed as is a bow thruster. 

Carpe Diem is a stunning easy to handle larger cruising yacht with a cruise ready package. Contact Peter Mactier at YOTI for further details and to arrange inspection on Pittwater.


Designer : Umberto Felci
Builder : Dufour Yachts France
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 1,575 hrs approx.
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Monohull
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Length (feet) : 49'6" feet
Length (m) : 15.10 m
Beam/Width (m) : 4.78 m
Draft (m) : 2.30 m
Keel/Ballast : Lead fin (swept back 'L' shape) and bulb. 10 x Stainless Steel keel bolts.
Displacement : 15,245 kgs (light displacement).
Engine Notes : Engine insulated under companionway stairs with side access.
Engine Hours : 1,575 hrs approx.
Horse Power (hp) : 75 hp - engine serviced May 2018
Generator : Fischer Panda 5000i generator - serviced May 2018.
Number of Batteries : 2 x 230Ah service batteries. 1 x 140Ah start battery. 100Ah generator start battery.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 500 ltrs in 2 tanks - Plastic rotomoulded tank.
Propeller : Volvo bronze 3 blade geared propeller.
Steering System : Twin wheel steering system.
Bow Thruster : Side Power SRV 100/185T bow thruster
Accomodation Notes : 3 double cabins. Large saloon with folding and drop down dining table. Dedicated navigation station to starboard with sliding table allowing for single berth. Forward galley. Large owner cabin forward with island berth and completely separate head and shower spaces. Two large double aft cabins. Seconds day head and shower plus utilities room with freezer and washer / dryer.
Number of Berths : 8
Number of Showers : 2 x internal showers plus cockpit shower (all Hot & Cold).
Number of Toilets : 2 x manual marine toilets with both overboard discharge and holding tanks.
Air Conditioning : Heating.
Galley Notes : Large cockpit grill. Nespresso coffee machine. Salt water foot pump in galley. Sharp microwave. Electrolux washer / dryer EWC1350 in utility room, Nespresso coffee machine. Hot Water System - Pressurised Hot & Cold water heated via engine and 240 V shore power.
Stove : Eno 3 burner gas stove and oven and grill.
Refrigeration : Large galley fridge (top and front opening), freezer in utility room, separate fridge under saloon seating, cockpit fridge.
Number of Sinks : Double Stainless steel galley sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Majestic TV. Kenwood CD stereo.
Anchor / Winch : Stainless steel Ultra anchor 27 kg. Retractable anchor roller. Quick chain counter at helm. Spare Lewmar plough anchor. Spare small sand anchor / large dinghy anchor.
Bilge Pump : Manual and electric bilge pumps.
Deck Gear : Lewmar self tailing winches x 6: 2 x coach roof 45 (including electric halyard winch), spinnaker winches 50, Genoa winches 50 (both electric). Spinlock rope clutches. Lewmar traveller and genoa tracks.
Mast/Rigging : Sloop mast. Stainless steel rigging. Double swept back spreader, aluminium mast and boom. Inner forestay (detachable) with furler. Retractable bow sprit. 2:1 main and spinnaker halyards.
Sail Inventory : Main - Dacron mainsail. Genoas - Elvstrom Triradial Dacron genoa. Jib - Dacron staysail on furler (currently not installed). Spinnakers - Spinnaker in sock with snuffer, MPS (Multi Purpose Asymmetric spinnaker). Furler - Below deck furler.
Electrics : Interior lights. Navigation lights. 3 x 100w solar panels on Targa bar. 12V 80Ah battery charger. Shore power lead. Batteries - 2 x 230Ah service batteries. 1 x 140Ah start battery. 100Ah generator start battery.
Electronics Navigation : Sounder/ log - 2 x Raymarine multi displays stb helm, 1 x multi display port helm. Compass - 2 x Plastimo compasses in cockpit. Auto Pilot - Raymarine Auto pilot with control at stb helm.
Covers : Dodger, bimini (folds away into sock), wheel covers, cockpit table cover, hatch covers.
Safety Gear : 6 x inflatable life jackets, 6 x tethers, 1 x foam PFD 2, jack stays, Emergency tiller, Zodiac 6 person life raft, anchor day shapes, fire blanket, rescue sling, horseshoe float, fire extinguishers, Bosons seat.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Aqua Base water maker.
GPS : aymarine chart plotters x 3 (each helm and nav station).
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom M801E HF radio. Navicom RT-650 MOB DSC VHF Radio.
Remarks : Cockpit cushions. Sun bed cushions. Spare saloon cushions with upholstery (never used). Gas BBQ in built in cockpit. Cockpit table with fridge, storage and internal sink with tap. Storage lockers for 3 gas bottles. Lifeline gates port and starboard. Stainless Steel detachable side step. Mooring lines. Fenders. Boat hook. Outboard dinghy bracket. Stainless Steel Targa bar housing solar panels with dinghy davits. 2 x winch handles. Tool kit. Slatted mattress bases. Operation and system manuals.
Vessel Name : Carpe Diem
Anti-foul : May 2018, Micron Extra 2 black.

Engine 1

Engine Make : Volvo - Model - D2-75F.
Engine Hours : 1575
Horse Power : 75
Fuel Type : Diesel
Steering : Twin wheel steering system.
Propeller : Volvo bronze 3 blade geared propeller.